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I assist new businesses and businesses in emerging sectors evaluate and manage risk. In particular, I help clients avoid unnecessary risk by identifying it early, guide clients through risk as they enter new areas of their business, and develop a toolbox of resources for clients to mitigate risk when it cannot be avoided.
I have experience working in a broad range of business and litigation matters, with particular emphasis on high tech and software companies. I have also worked with oil and gas companies, Alaska Native Corporations, and insurers of all sizes and stripes. I have formed Alaska entities, performed IP surveys for them, assisted with teh registration, enforcement, and defense of copyrights and trademarks, and assisted with patents and licenses. I have also been involved in early-stage business financing, both on behalf of investors and entrepreneurs.
I have assisted clients with all phases of simple and complex commercial litigation, including document-intensive discovery, negotiated and mediated settlements, and trials and appeals. I have counseled both large and small commercial clients in issues dealing with copyright, trademark, corporate issues and employment matters.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Faculty Award Winner for Excellence in IP and Technology Law||Duke University School of Law||2004|
|Attorney||Lane Powell PC||2009 - Present|
|Associate||Patton Boggs LLP||2005 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity||Member||N/A|
|Boy Scouts of America||Member||N/A|
|Anchorage Youth Court||N/A||N/A|
|Bar Examiners Committee||Member||N/A|
|Alaska Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Duke University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Pepperdine University||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|